Friday night, the Trail Blazers (31-23) tip-off a two-game road trip when Portland visits the San Antonio Spurs (26-27).
This will be the second of three matchups between Portland and San Antonio this season. The Spurs lead the season series, 1-0.
In the last 10 games, San Antonio is 3-7.
The Spurs are coming off a 117-112 loss to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night. In the loss, Derrick White led the way with 25 points on 7-of-16 shooting.
The Trail Blazers are -1.5 point favorites against the Spurs, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -1.5 (-110) – Spurs: +1.5 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Friday, April 16
Where: AT&T Center | San Antonio, TX
Start time: 5:30 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Blazers will be without Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).
For the Spurs, Gorgui Dieng (right shoulder; sprain) is questionable, while Trey Lyes (right ankle; sprain) is out.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Spurs –
- DeMar DeRozan
- Derrick White
- Jakob Poeltl
- Keldon Johnson
- Dejounte Muray
What happened last time:
The Spurs defeated the Trail Blazers, 125-104, on Jan. 18 at Moda Center.
Damian Lillard led Portland with 35 points to go along with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.
Lillard has scored at least 22 points in eight straight games against the Spurs. His career average of 26.9 points against San Antonio is tied for his fourth-highest scoring average against any team.
Carmelo Anthony added 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.
Melo has finished in double-figures in each of his last two games against San Antonio.
In the win, DeMar DeRozan finished with 20 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and two steals for the Spurs. Rudy Gay added 21 points.